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Masterful psychological thriller about a young woman who marries a rich and handsome man after a whirlwind romance but finds that his household is obsessed with the memory of his dead first wife, Rebecca. She finds the hostile behaviour of the housekeeper particularly upsetting - until she makes a discovery that shows Rebecca in a different light.

Based on a novel by Daphne du Maurier, the film won a Best Picture Oscar.

Release date:

2 hours, 5 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 Dec 2016 13:30


Role Contributor
Maxim de WinterLaurence Olivier
Mrs de WinterJoan Fontaine
Jack FavellGeorge Sanders
Mrs DanversJudith Anderson
Beatrice LacyGladys Cooper
Major Giles LaceyNigel Bruce
Frank CrawleyReginald Denny
Colonel JulyanC Aubrey Smith
CoronerMelville Cooper
Mrs Van HopperFlorence Bates
BenLeonard Carey
Dr BakerLeo G Carroll
ProducerDavid O Selznick
WriterMichael Hogan
WriterPhilip Macdonald
WriterRobert E Sherwood
AuthorDaphne du Maurier
DirectorAlfred Hitchcock

Modern Writers Collection: Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne Du Maurier

Watch Author Daphne du Maurier interviewed in her Cornwall home by Wilfred De'Ath. (1971)

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